Use these spelling, grammar and punctuation worksheets when learning about editing a piece of text.
This teaching resource includes twenty pieces of text, with twenty errors in each.
Both literary and factual texts are provided. Pieces of text include:
- Great Barrier Reef
- Great Wall of China
- MP3 Players and Your Hearing
- The Solar System
- Why Our Bodies Need Water
- Cathy Freeman
- Journey into the Rainforest
- Tropical Rainforests
- Deep-Sea Diving
- Professor Fizz’s Potion
- Beth’s Birthday
- Brad’s Bath
- The Treehouse
- Mia’s Magic Moment
- Bruno’s Big Adventure
- One Little Seed.
Each text has a sheet with editing marks already provided, as well as a sheet with space to add your class’s specific editing marks. Also provided are answers sheets and extra paper to write on.
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Language and Literacy
Spelling and Sentence Activities and Worksheets
Additional Needs Including Classroom and Individual Support for Students
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To make a start I have included mainly language and literacy resources. Over time I will include resources covering other subject areas and resources for subject managers and senior managers.
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Language and Literacy
POETRY - Bio Poems
Bio means life. Generally a Bio poem is about a person or a person’s life.
It is often a great activity to begin a new school year and accompanied by the children’ photos makes an effective display. Alternately it could be used as part of a topic About Me. I have also adapted the theme to include 2 alternative types of Bio Poem and to show how you could adapt them yourselves to fit with virtually any topic:
Bio Poem - A poem that the children write about themselves.
Bio Poem about my friend - which will involve speaking and listening skills and discussion.
Bio Poem for a Tree - this could be used in a topic about the environment where children describe the life of a particular tree.
Story Writing Frame for Older Children
Note Taking Frame for Secondary School Students
Recount Sentence Starters
Recount Sentence Starters and Personal Comments; higher level
Features of Recount Checklist for students
High Frequency Words
Although the English language contains millions of words, approximately 50 per cent of all children's fictional text is composed of the first 100 High Frequency Words. The first 300 HF Words make up approximately 65% of all written material contained in newspaper articles, magazines, textbooks, children's stories, novels, and more. So it makes sense to teach these words as soon as possible to improve a child’s reading ability. Click on the following link for a list of the words ideas for teaching the words and games to play with your class.
High Frequency Words Games to play with groups of children or a whole class.
First 100 HF word- flashcards
Second 100 HF word flashcards
Third 100 HF word flashcards
Phonics: At the beginning of the school year it is a good idea to do a class screening to see what level that your pupils have reached with spelling. Click below for Phonic Assessments, which will help you group children for phonic work. The reviews will also help you identify where to start a phonic programme for individual children who are experiencing learning difficulties.
Reading and Spelling Assessment - Initial Phonic Review
Spelling Assessment - Later Phonics Review
Phonic Spelling Lists - Provides lists of spellings covering various phonic rules.
Bossy or Magic e Game - a Go Fish game to reinforce Bossy/Magic e
Beat Your Score Series: The following exercises are great for providing repetition and reinforcement but in a fun way where the student has to beat their score each time they play.
Initial Sound Ladder
Thought Clouds- cvc words
Star Vowels- short vowel sounds
Climb the Blend Boxes 1 - r and l blends
Climb the Blend Boxes 2 - sp, sn, sm,st and w blends
Climb to the top of the End Blends Boxes 3 assortment of final consonant blends
Climb to the top of the Digraph Boxes 4 - ch, sh, th
Spelling and Sentence Activities and Worksheets
We aim to regularly add to and update the spelling activities. Some of the worksheets are differentiated. If this is the case one will have the title followed by Advanced.
Adjectives to Describe a Character-differentiated
Plural s and es
Plural s, es and ies
Plural s, es, ies and ves
Root words Advanced
Soft C spelling chart
Spelling er, or, ar
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Repeated Reading Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency Research over the past two decades has identified Repeated Reading as the key strategy for improving students' fluency skills. Read more including the strategy
How to Improve Comprehension when Reading with a Child
Letter Naming chart- print and laminate one chart for the child to use and then print a second chart on paper for you to record. Ask the child to read the letters left to right, top to bottom and record their responses on your copy. You can use the chart to record individual letter sounds too
ADDITIONAL NEEDS Including Classroom and Individual Support for Students
Special Needs Checklists. Including children with special needs can present major challenges to main stream schools. Additional information is being discovered all the time about different types of special needs and the remediation required. Of course this information is welcomed and helpful, however a class teacher has up to 30 individual children’s needs to meet and wants to enable every child to meet their potential and has only 24 hours in a day!
Spotting the symptoms of Specific Learning Difficulties in Class - provide the signs and symptoms of special needs such as ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger's and Dyslexia. They will help teachers to informally diagnose needs in class without waiting up to a year for a formal diagnosis.
How to Identify, Support and Teach Children with Special Needs in a Mainstream Classroom- Is a Training Manual for those involved with Special Needs and is intended as a comprehensive resource for class teachers. It contains plenty of ideas to enable teachers, Special Needs coordinators and Classroom assistants to give each child appropriate support both in class and individually. It will show you how to identify if a child has auditory processing or language difficulties (for example) and then given you lots of ideas about how to remediate them both in class and individually. More importantly it provides you with all the information to put together a programme according to the needs of the child.
Precision Reading Sheets for PhonicsResearch has shown that use of precision sheets can dramatically increase the children’s reading ability. Precision Reading provides reinforcement and repetition and is essential for children and adults who are Dyslexic.
Connectives to Improve the Quality of Written Work. Dyslexic students (and other students) often stick to simple, concise sentences and, when they do extend sentences they tend to join them with connectives such as “and” or “because.” This mars the quality of their written work. This list of connectives will help students of in Primary and Secondary schools to link sentences and improve the quality of their written work.
What is an Individual Learning Plan (ILP)? An ILP or Individual Learning Plan is written by a school, hopefully in consultation with the child and parent. It is a tool to help plan for meeting the special educational needs of a child and to aid effective teaching and learning. ILPs are only used where a child needs something extra or different from others in the class. This PDF is intended to help teachers and parents to produce effective ILPs
Auditory Processing/Phonological Awareness Checklist for Classroom Teachers
Christmas Decorations, Displays and Cards
Christmas Literacy Ideas
Christmas Literacy Ideas 2
Christmas Maths Ideas
Christmas Maths Ideas 2
Christmas Party Food Recipes
Christmas Party Games
Reindeer Food Idea
Christmas Tree Idea using Children's Hands
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